It is funny to see the differences and similarities in plant species between the place where I work – northern Scandinavia – and the place where I live: Belgium. There are quite a few similarities in species, especially in the lowlands, yet it is always a surprise to find one you know from one region in the other.
This one, the red campion (Silene dioica), is a common sight in both places. In the north, I know him from its delicate pink in the birch forests under the midnight sun, in the south it happily occupies roadsides and forests. In both regions, I am always happy to see them!